The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the process of adapting a new dues structure for its AGSC Registered Member Company and certification programs. The goal of the change is to harmonize its Registered Member Company and technician certification programs; accommodate the “new” reality of shops (less brick-and-mortar and more virtual); and have one message before consumers and potential customers.
Under the new plan, the AGSC will synchronize its technician certification and Registered Member Company accreditation by requiring that all technicians for AGSC Registered Member Companies be certified by December 31, 2018. Additionally, the AGSC will include most technician certifications as part of the registration process beginning January 1, 2016. The association also will move from a location-based dues structure to a technician-based dues structure.
With this change, AGSC will allow companies to include as many locations/phone numbers as they wish, and will accept electronic records (of their employees and technicians) as valid.
“We took every Registered Company now and ran what their dues are now … and where [their] dues would be under new programs,” said AGSC president Debra Levy when she introduced the new program at the recent AGSC Annual Member Meeting. “There were only two where it went up, one up $27 and one up by $119. In every other case the company saw a reduction of dues.”
Levy pointed out that most companies will no longer have to pay certification fees under the new plan.
She also noted that the plan will result in more certified technicians and will make both certification and the AGSC Registered Member Company program easier to explain to consumers.
The new structure takes effect January 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bimber by email at email@example.com or by phone at 540/720-7484, ext. 137.